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Negotiations to sell Jersey Water HQ for new hospital

Negotiations to sell Jersey Water HQ for new hospital

Wednesday 09 June 2021

Negotiations to sell Jersey Water HQ for new hospital

Wednesday 09 June 2021

Jersey Water is currently negotiating the sale of its headquarters to the Government, as part of plans for the new hospital.

Under the latest design plans released by the Our Hospital team, a building for educating staff would be built on the site of Westmount-based Mulcaster House, Jersey Water's main building.

Jersey Water CEO Helier Smith confirmed that negotiations were underway to Express yesterday, but added that he could not discuss the details of the sale until the deal is finalised.


Pictured: Jersey Water CEO said negotiations were underway, but could not comment further until a deal had been finalised.

The Our Hospital team released potential designs for the new hospital at Overdale at the end of last month, separated into five buildings - the main hospital, a mental health centre, a ‘Knowledge Centre’ a multi-storey carpark, and an energy building.

The new ‘Knowledge Centre’ taking Jersey Water's place would be used for non-clinical uses, such as training staff and education relating to the hospital.

As part of sustainability measures, the two to three-storey building would have a ‘biodiverse’ green roof inaccessible to the public, to aid creatures such as birds and butterflies, as well as general biodiversity in the area.


Pictured: The Knowledge Centre would be used for non-clinical, education purposes.

The Knowledge Centre was previously due to be built on Field 1550 - which is believed to be a 'lost' Neolithic burial site - at the top right of Westmount Road, but that field is now earmarked for the mental health centre.

Jersey Water's premises is one of two key sites the Government says it needs to acquire for the future hospital project. So far, it has not named the other site.


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